At our Holy Redeemer LifeCare communities, we never have a shortage of things to celebrate. On April 24, 2014 we’ll be celebrating spring with a Victorian Tea and Luncheon at Holy Redeemer Lafayette! This event is open to the public and gives us the perfect excuse to show off this tremendous community that so many people call home.
We understand that making the transition to a LifeCare community can seem daunting, not only to prospective residents but also to family members. Stopping by for a cup of tea and a relaxed visit can be just thing to help open the door to a new and exciting chapter in retirement life. If you’d like, you can even take a guided tour of our community while you’re here.
So please, come enjoy a gourmet lunch and some live music and have a look around. Bring an old friend, and make some new ones. We just know that you’ll find Holy Redeemer Lafayette to be as special a place as we do. Space is limited so please RSVP by Thursday, April 17 by visiting this link or by calling 215-214-2870. We look forward to seeing you on April 24th!
By Joan Maher
Supervisor of Residential Activities, Holy Redeemer Lafayette
We have several posts here on our blog that focus on ways to make the transition to a retirement community easier for all involved. Of all the tips and suggestions, one of the most important is maintaining a positive attitude, remembering that such a move is not an ending, but a new beginning in the continuation of a life story. Following is the story of how one of our residents continued his love of learning and history and turned that love into something that enriches the lives of others. Read more
By David McDonald, Personal Care Administrator, Holy Redeemer Lafayette
Making the move into a senior community can be stressful. I previously offered some logistical suggestions that could help make the move easier. As you deal with the emotions surrounding such a move, you may find it helpful to keep some of the following things in mind. Read more
By Stephanie Messler
Assistant Administrator of LifeCare Admissions, Holy Redeemer St. Joseph Manor
The arts can be a tremendous aid when helping those with Alzheimer’s disease remember and memorialize past events. Recalling the memory of a pleasant event or place from the past can be very comforting and encouraging to someone who struggles with memory each day.
Memories in the Making® (MIM) is a program we use at Holy Redeemer St. Joseph Manor that is available through the Alzheimer’s Association. It’s a series of art sessions specifically designed with the resident who has Alzheimer’s in mind. Each week, our residents participate in a program guided by an Alzheimer’s Association MIM volunteer. High-quality art supplies are provided for each resident as well as individual support from Holy Redeemer volunteers who have completed MIM training. While the volunteers offer one-on-one encouragement during the session, it’s the resident who completes the painting. Read more